Published: Thu, January 10, 2019
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Kelly faces new criminal investigation following dream hampton's Lifetime doc

Kelly faces new criminal investigation following dream hampton's Lifetime doc

"I was sickened. I was sickened by the allegations, I was sickened as a survivor, I was sickened as a mother, I'm sickened as a prosecutor", she said of the docuseries. For their sake, let's hope they receive justice.

Executive produced by Dream Hampton, the docu-series "Surviving R. Kelly" detailed accounts from people in Kelly's circle, including the singer's brother, Bruce, who said Kelly had a "preference" for young women and singer Sparkle (the aunt of the 14-year-old in the sex tape) who testified against him in court. The Savages have not seen Joycelyn Savage, who still lives with Kelly, in two years.

Joycelyn Savage's family has claimed she is having a sexual relationship with Kelly, and that she is being manipulated by him into cutting off contact with the outside world. We're told investigators have also made contact with R. Kelly's camp.

The Fulton County, Georgia, district attorney would not comment on the reports of an investigation into Kelly. Russell allegedly sent text messages the morning of the premiere of "Surviving R. Kelly" that read "it would be best for him and his family if the documentary does not air".

Contact information for Russell could not be immediately found.

A Cook County State's Attorney representative said officials are "in the process of reviewing and following up on these calls".

Kelly attorney Steve Greenberg slammed Foxx's decision to hold a press conference in a statement to the Chicago Tribune.

There's nothing that can be done to investigate these allegations without the cooperation of both victims and witnesses.

"Who makes their assessment of the evidence based on reality TV?" he said.

Timothy Savage told an officer on January 3 that Don Russell had texted him saying it would be best for him and his family if the documentary didn't air, according to a Henry County police report.

Capt. Joey Smith with the Henry County Police Department confirmed by email Wednesday that a magistrate judge had issued a warrant for Mason on charges of terroristic threats and acts. His albums continued to top charts while he was on trial for child pornography, and many of his hit songs, like "I Believe I Can Fly" and "Ignition (Remix)", are still played widely.

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